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The University of South Wales supports International Women's Day with a mix of lectures, opinion pieces and reminiscences from our staff and students.

In 2011, the University produced a series of short, online lectures with some of its finest academics to celebrate International Women's Day 2011. The lecturers chose a topic to tie in with that year's theme of Equal access to education, training and science & technology: Pathway to decent work for women'. In 2015, the University presented a wide range of commentaries on its website to support the theme of 'Make It Happen'. These have been collected into an ebook of the same name. The 2016 theme is 'Pledge for Parity'.

The University of South Wales (USW) was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. As one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education, the University is among the top 10 campus universities in the UK by student number and attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 120 countries. With over 30,000 students across five campuses, it was rated top for student support in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. Note: some items in this collection may have been originally published on iTunes U by the University of Glamorgan.

International Women's Day University of South Wales

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The University of South Wales supports International Women's Day with a mix of lectures, opinion pieces and reminiscences from our staff and students.

In 2011, the University produced a series of short, online lectures with some of its finest academics to celebrate International Women's Day 2011. The lecturers chose a topic to tie in with that year's theme of Equal access to education, training and science & technology: Pathway to decent work for women'. In 2015, the University presented a wide range of commentaries on its website to support the theme of 'Make It Happen'. These have been collected into an ebook of the same name. The 2016 theme is 'Pledge for Parity'.

The University of South Wales (USW) was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. As one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education, the University is among the top 10 campus universities in the UK by student number and attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 120 countries. With over 30,000 students across five campuses, it was rated top for student support in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. Note: some items in this collection may have been originally published on iTunes U by the University of Glamorgan.

    Working lone mothers and the challenges they face

    Working lone mothers and the challenges they face

    Claudia Corsetti, a PhD student at the University of Glamorgan, discusses the barriers that lone working mothers face and how the public sphere invades the private sphere and 'care' becomes episodic.

    • 6 min
    From purdah to power: the early suffragette movement

    From purdah to power: the early suffragette movement

    Dr Timothy Jones, co-director of the University's Centre for Gender Studies, discusses how the early suffragette movement was closely linked with religious movements and how white middle-class women can be accused of speaking for others.

    • 4 min
    Shape-shifting: gender as ‘performance’ in historical fiction

    Shape-shifting: gender as ‘performance’ in historical fiction

    Dr Diana Wallace, head of English at the University of Glamorgan, discusses how the historical novel allows women access to history.

    • 3 min
    100 years, 100 days, 1000 voices

    100 years, 100 days, 1000 voices

    Dr Kathryn Ringwald, the Head of Undergraduate Studies at the Glamorgan Business School, celebrates 100 years of International Women's Day by inviting for women across Wales to submit their stories to create an archive of 1000 women's voices.

    • 6 min
    Women entrepreneurs: challenging the stereotypes and myths

    Women entrepreneurs: challenging the stereotypes and myths

    Christine Atkinson talks about differing motivations of women entrepreneurs and the way that they are measured against a male norm.

    Christine is head of the Women's Entrepreneurship Hub at the University of Glamorgan's Centre for Enterprise.

    • 6 min
    Make It Happen: The University of South Wales celebrates International Women's Day 2015

    Make It Happen: The University of South Wales celebrates International Women's Day 2015

    An e-book of collected writings. International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
    The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, and it is now established each year on March 8. Thousands of events occur to honour the economic, political and social achievements of women. Worldwide, organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media mark the day.
    Make It Happen is the theme for International Women's Day 2015, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.
    In this collection staff and students of the University of South Wales join the International Women’s Day celebrations: we find out about the women who have inspired others; we bring you a glimpse of the journeys some of our academics have taken to reach their positions; and we take pride — great pride — in the part we have played in helping to develop the next generation of women of achievement.

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